Arnaud Bardary MS, Group Sommelier for Black Sheep Restaurants in Hong Kong, is a judge at the Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Arnaud Bardary MS

Born in Lons le Saunier in the Jura region of France, Arnaud Bardary MS comes from a line of family members working in the catering industry. His grandfather and uncle produced wine under the iconic appellation Chateau Chalon.

Starting his studies in catering in Le Mans and then Nice, he then trained in Toulouse as a sommelier. After a few harvests, Arnaud headed to Hotel du Vin in Birmingham where he continued his studies. He then took the opportunity to go to Spain for a year before returning to London to enter competitions and finish his exams.

Arnaud worked for Gordon Ramsay for more than 5 years as Head Sommelier, managing a team of 14 people. In 2015 he passed his Master Sommelier qualification and he now works as Group Sommelier for Blacksheep Restaurants in Hong Kong.